On the 6th of Februaryannounced a brand new game for the PSP, available via PSN download. Unbound saga is a 3d style beat’em up, set within the confines of a comic book world.
Now a side scrolling beat’em up set inside a comic book. Hmmm… Sounds oddly family doesn’t it? That’s because it is! If you care to take a trip back in time to dear old 1995. Comix Zone was released on the Sega Megadrive and blew up a storm with its originality and gameplay. Unbound Saga may essentially be its future brother.
Unbound Saga is based off an up and coming Dark Horse comic book and casts you as Lori Machete and Rick Ajax, characters who are fully aware that they exist inside a comic. Just like Comix Zone enemies will be drawn onto the screen and fights will commence through the comic panel by panel. Each level will have have plenty of objects to wield as weapons and each character has different skills and abilities to use.
Unbound Saga is currently set to be released stateside July 2009. It was Comix Zone’s 2D comic book style and ease of gameplay that dazzled us and set it in our hearts and memories as one of the best beat’em ups of the generation, will Unbound Saga be able to achieve the same effect using 3D? Only time will tell.